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Maine Republican Susan Collins says she supports the legalization of same-sex marriage. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Senator Collins Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Maine Republican Susan Collins says she supports legalized same-sex marriage.

06/25/2014

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters during his "Victory Party" after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel at the Mississippi Children's Museum on June 24, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AP: Washington Establishment Delivers Gut Punch To Tea Party

The Washington establishment delivered a punch to the gut of the Tea Party movement Tuesday as Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, a mainstream conservative with more than 40 years congressional experience, narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

06/25/2014

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, talks with members of the media after casting his ballot at the George Harrison Building on June 24, 2014 in Ellisville, Miss. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDaniel Won’t Concede: ‘We Have To Be Absolutely Certain The Republican Primary Was Won By Republican Voters’

Fresh off Sen. Thad Cochran’s comeback to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s bitter Republican Senate runoff, the general election matchup between the six-term incumbent and Democratic former Congressman Travis Childers features two pragmatists each trying to wrest a winning coalition out of a jumbled primary.

06/25/2014

Sen. Thad Cochran thanks supporters after narrowly defeating Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election for the GOP primary in Mississippi. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cochran Wins Mississippi Runoff, Edges Tea Partyer

Six-term Senator Thad Cochran holds a narrow lead over challenger Chris McDaniel.

06/24/2014

Tea Party challenger and economics professor Dave Brat attends the Midlothian Rotary Club breakfast at the Double tree Hotel to speak to the press, June 17, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. Brat beat Eric Cantor in the GOP primary for Virginia's 7th Congressional district. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Republican Who Beat Cantor Says His Campaign is ‘Unifying’ the GOP

Congressional candidate Dave Brat, who rode a tea party-fueled wave to an upset victory over U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, preached party unity Thursday and said his campaign represents all corners of the Republican Party.

06/19/2014

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Scuttle Vote On Spending Bill

Biggest obstacle is Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants.

06/18/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a tribute for the recently departed Dr. Maya Angelou at the National Action Network in Harlem on May 31, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Sharpton: Brat’s Win ‘Threatens Civil Rights, Immigration Rights’ In US

Rev. Al Sharpton warns that Dave Brat’s primary win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor threatens civil rights in the United States.

06/12/2014

Former Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acknowledges the crowd as he delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Romney Quietly Seeking Kingmaker Status In GOP’s Fight For Senate Majority, White House

Once fearing he would be viewed as “a loser for life” if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics.

06/12/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., waves at the end of a news conference on March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham: Let’s Fix Immigration Before It ‘Leads To Another 9/11-Type Attack’

A day after soundly defeating six Republican challengers, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will try to push the GOP to solve hard problems such as immigration.

06/12/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., addresses President Barack Obama at the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on Inauguration Cay at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Matt  Cavanaugh-Pool/Getty Images)

Cantor’s Loss Seems Likely To Make Politics More Difficult For Obama

For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans’ staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Now, Cantor’s stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama.

06/12/2014

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